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Doctype and Microdata shouldn't create many problems. It's possible that it will throw IE into 'quirks' mode, but you will probably be fine. The problem with HTML5 tags like header and article are that older browsers don't recognize them as block level elements. So if you are using them in that way at all you may be in for some layout surprises. There are ...


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You are correct, some older browsers like Internet Explorer 8 provide little to no support for HTML5 elements and other HTML5 features. There are online sites which can help you identify what's missing in IE 8 and older browsers, such as this one. There are also open-source projects like this often-cited one, aimed at improving HTML5 compatibility for IE 8: ...


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This is entirely relative aka, it all depends. I've never had a case where I decided to give up on an IE version. Are you building with web standards? and testing? what's the major issue(s)? A few thoughts: No it is never acceptable to shut down browsers and shut out users. Never do that. Ok so you have to do it. Your plan to ice out < IE9 via cc ...


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The two approaches are: Install all the browsers that you can on the computers that you have. You'll need multiple platforms: Windows, Mac, Android, iPhone, etc. Emulators and virtual machines can help. Microsoft released virtual machines for testing various versions of Internet Explorer. I can even get these to work on Linux. There are many phone ...



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